Monday, Apr. 16
Solar cooking demo at CSULA’s Earth Day Celebration
Bake sale to help create a sustainable future for women, children in
Los Angeles, CA --
Cal State L.A.’s Kappa Delta Pi chapter, in coordination
with African Millennium Foundation, is holding a Solar Oven Bake Sale
as part of the University’s Earth Day Celebration on Monday,
The bake sale, to begin 11 a.m. at the University-Student Union Plaza on
campus, will help raise funds to create a sustainable future for women
and children affected by AIDS/HIV in Africa. The students will also
demonstrate how energy from sunlight can heat up the oven to bake a
Under the direction of CSULA’s Education Professor Manisha Javeri, the
solar oven will be assembled and tested on Sunday, Apr. 15, 10 a.m., in
King Hall building, room C2091, on the CSULA campus.
This event idea stemmed from Professor Javeri’s trip to Mozambique where
she implemented a solar cooking project in Africa. The solar cookers—which
help decrease fuel costs and reduce air pollution—were
used to start a micro-business for women who care for hundreds of
children orphaned or infected by AIDS/HIV in surrounding
Javeri, who was named a World Peace Fellow by Rotary Centers for
International Studies in 2010, utilizes her knowledge and skills in
technology to design humanitarian interventions. She said, “I would like
to continue to involve students at CSULA in learning to engage in global
issues, and to use classroom projects as platforms to solve real-world
Solar Oven Bake Sale
to help create sustainable future for women and children affected by
AIDS/HIV in Africa.
Monday, Apr. 16, 11 a.m. (The solar oven will be assembled
on Sunday, Apr. 15, 10 a.m, in King Hall building, room C2091, on the
University-Student Union Plaza, on the Cal State L.A. campus.
The University is
located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at
the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. To arrange for media
parking, call the CSULA Public Affairs office at (323) 343-3050. For
for event flyer.
For other details, call Professor Manisha Javeri at
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